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What It Means To Be A National Champion

Published May 11, 2018 in Final Four - 1 Comment

It means holding this really heavy trophy, but it’s so worth it!It means picking up new hobbies on the sideline at practice.It means remembering how I got here…It means graduating with two(!) degrees…and no student debt 😉It means that the only good thing about getting hurt is that my Curry’s are still this white.It means […]

Final Four Day 1

Published March 29, 2018 in Final Four - 4 Comments

When I say Final, you say Four!The Fighting Irish have arrived!We got to Columbus yesterday and there’s only one word I can use to describe the experience so far:INSPIRING!The Final Four committee literally rolls out the red carpet for the teams and everyone’s focused on making it a memorable experience.So here’s a recap of Day […]

March Madness – Rounds 1&2

Published March 24, 2018 in Taking the Last Shot - 1 Comment

It’s March!!!And that means Madness… or Sadness…As a kid, I loved March.I remember watching the great teams from Tennessee and UConn battling it out. I imagined what it must be like to be Candace Parker or Maya Moore. When I was going to high school in Mansfield, Texas at Timberview, I watched the players at Baylor, […]

Regular Season Wrap-Up

Published March 6, 2018 in Uncategorized - 1 Comment

I’m Back!!And it’s time for the regular season wrap-up!Why the goofy smile above? Because it’s March! And that means Madness! But before I talk about what lies ahead, let’s back track a bit. Right around the last time you heard from me, this is what I looked like: *The white thing is a compression sleeve to help […]

My ACL Story

Published January 5, 2018 in Taking the Last Shot - 49 Comments

A couple of plays earlier, I’d gotten blocked.I had the ball in transition, and I saw an opening to get to the basket, so I attacked. I beat the first defender, and tried to stretch past the post defense to lay it up. No dice. Blocked. Still, it was a good play. Aggressive, pushed the tempo, and […]

Week Three: Thanskgiving in Florida

Published December 5, 2017 in Taking the Last Shot - 1 Comment

Heading to Warmer Weather This week, we went south to Florida for our Thanksgiving Tournament. This time of year is always bitter sweet for college athletes. The Bitter: All of your non-athlete friends are posting pictures/snapchats of themselves heading home for the holiday. A couple of the kids in my business program even decided to […]

Week Two: Life on The Road

Published November 30, 2017 in Taking the Last Shot - 0 Comments

This Week’s Schedule This week was the definition of hectic. It was our first road trip, and traveling is a very different experience than having home games. First, we had to make sure we were packed and ready to go for our trips to Western Kentucky and Oregon State. Its also our responsibility to communicate […]

Week One: Season Opener

Published November 20, 2017 in Taking the Last Shot - 1 Comment
Lili Thompson College Basketball Player

It’s Finally Here! Friday, November 10th, 11:40pm Night Before The Season Opener It’s the night before our season opener, and I’m not sure how I feel. I’m excited, no doubt, but there’s something else there, as well… Every Thursday, our team meets with Notre Dame’s two sports psychologists, and last week we talked about the […]